Video Resource: What Can “Gangnam Style” Teach Us About the Stock Market?

From PBS NewsHour (8 minute clip):

http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365419657

Questions to prime students prior to watching video:

  • What did the popularity of the “Gangnam Style” have to do with the stock price of South Korean semiconductor company, DI Corp.?
  • What is the efficient market hypothesis?
  • Does the efficient market hypothesis allow for “bubbles” or other irrationality in the stock market?
  • What effect does CEO interviews on CNBC have on their company’s stock price?  Why?
  • What does a CEO’s attractiveness have to do with a company’s success?

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Check out the NGPF lesson on Introduction to the Stock Market